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The gift of a lifetime: how trans 'top surgery' changed my life

Despite being assigned female at birth, Fred McConnell knew for years that he was male, and longed to be free of the compression vests he used to bind his chest. There was only one way to fix the problem: a trip to Florida for an operation<p>Without wishing to state the obvious, I am male. I say this …

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It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist. - Laverne Cox

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Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, Danielle Brooks, and Laura Prepon accept the Best Comedy Series award for ‘Orange is the New Black’ onstage …

J.R.R. Tolkien Reveals TRUE Meaning Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' In Unearthed Audio Recording

Over 20 years ago, a lost recording of J.R.R. Tolkien was discovered in a basement in Rotterdam, but the man who found it kept this important reel-to-reel tape hidden away. Until recently, only he had heard the recording. But now, I am one of those lucky Middle-earth lovers who has listened to this …

Lingerie Shop Humiliates Trans Woman In The Name Of "Privacy"

Designed by Isabelle Rancier.<p>Shopping for bras sucks, are we right? There's the choking scent of Eau de Angel in the air, atrocious fitting-room …

TRANSGENDER — Reading List of Trans YA

Yes, there are other books out there, but these are good books (my own notwithstanding)!<p>A reading list of transgender YA authors and YA about …

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Point 5cc: Expansion into a Full Clothing and Apparel Line

<b>For the last 2 years, Point 5cc has become synonymous with showing pride and support for the transgender (and LGBT) community.</b><p>Some transgender people …

Transgender people shouldn't have to fight for the right to get a new ID

Laws for updating government-issued ID with accurate gender markers are a patchwork at best – and have far-reaching effects<p>Transgender people – and some of the issues they face – have achieved an unprecedented level of media visibility in the last year, from trans celebrities Janet Mock and Laverne …

LGBTQ

Adventuress sentenced in cross-dressing fraud case: from the archive, 9 May 1882

Mary Jane Furneaux, masquerading as the dead Lord Arthur Clinton in disguise, extorted a considerable sum of money from the great and good<p>The trial of Mary Jane Furneaux and James Gething for the great personation frauds took place yesterday. Lord Chief Justice Coleridge, who had been bound over to …

Corruption

What are the best LGBT books for children, teenagers and YAs?

Site members and authors including David Levithan, Patrick Ness and Liz Kessler recommend the most brilliant books which challenge homophobia and discrimination against people's sexuality.<p>This list is a work in progress. Please add to it by emailing childrens.books@theguardian.com<p>There's going to …

One in five LGBT students have been bullied or harassed on campus

Half of trans students have considered dropping out of uni and they say lack of gender-neutral toilets and policies are an issue<p>One in five LGBT students, and a third of trans students, have experienced bullying or harassment on campus, according to new research by the National Union of Students …

LGBTQ

Alyssa Brugman: Why do I have the right to write about an intersex character?

How did non-intersex author Alyssa Brugman find an authentic voice for writing about an intersex teen Alex?<p>Read the first chapter of Alex As Well<p>Why do I have the right to write about an intersex character when I'm not intersex?<p>My latest novel is about an intersex teen, Alex, who has been raised as …

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Idaho's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

A federal judge has ruled that Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.<p>The ruling, handed down by U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Tuesday, followed oral arguments on May 5.<p>Earlier Tuesday, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) filed a preemptive motion asking for an immediate stay if Dale did …

Former Mo. GOP U.S. senator supports statewide LGBT protections

With just days left before the end of Missouri’s legislative session this week, former U.S. Sen. John Danforth has come out in support of the …

LGBTQ

On This Matter of Learning to Write

An acquaintance of mine once called to ask advice on a memoir he was writing. He told me he wanted to learn to write for better effect. And he told me something that has been bouncing around in my mind ever since. He stated -- emphatically -- that he didn't want to "read any books."<p>I didn't believe …